Whether you're just starting out in the technology field or you're looking to take your career to the next level, the on campus and online technology programs at SNHU can help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to succeed as both a business professional and technologist.
Choose from a wide variety of technology programs including IT, computer science, game programming and development, cyber security, computer information systems and more. Associate, bachelor's and master's degree options are available using the latest technologies and tools to gain the expertise that employers seek in this fast-growing and challenging field. Our online technology degrees are designed to make it possible to pursue a high-quality education without putting your life on hold, with academic support available whenever you need it. Or learn on campus from dedicated, accessible college professors with real-world knowledge in applying the most state-of-the-art technology and tools.
Take the next step in your technology career with the flexible, affordable technology programs at SNHU.
In today’s exciting business world, information technology takes on a variety of roles. To study information technology means you may seek an academic program in a traditional technical field, like data analytics. Or, it might mean that you incorporate creative thinking skills and artistic ability, and focus on jobs in game programming or graphic design.
Here are just a few of the exciting information technology programs available:
Each of these programs incorporates elements of technology and information systems to create a well-rounded educational opportunity that you can use to further your career.
What is the best technology degree to get?
With a variety of information technology degrees available, the answer to this question has a lot to do with your interests and goals.
Do you like programming and the more technical aspects of computer science? Or do you want to incorporate some creative thinking into your course of study? Perhaps a focus in game programming and development is the way to go.
To get started, we do offer an associate degree in information technologies at Southern New Hampshire University. That technology program is a great way to see if a career in information technology is right for you. From there, our admission counselors and academic advisors can conduct a free audit of your transcripts to see what credits – up to 90 – may transfer to an online bachelor’s degree, or campus major.
Or, if you already have a bachelor’s degree and are interested in taking your technology career in a new direction, consider a master’s program in one of our many technology programs, including cyber security, health information management and information technology.
If you'd like to incorporate technology practices into a non-traditional field such as healthcare, there are a wealth of ways to apply an undergraduate health information management degree or a master's in HIM to a rewarding career.
If a business program interests you, you may wish to explore an MBA in engineering.
As you can see, there are many directions in which technology programs can take you.
Technology and IT degrees are available at every level, from associate degrees to master's programs. The length of time it takes to earn a degree in this field really depends on your goals.
If an associate degree in information technologies or AS in Computer Science is best for you, you might be able to finish in about 18 months. If a bachelor’s degree is on the horizon, you can generally finish in 3-4 years. Some students can finish much faster if they have transfer credits to apply to their program. And a master’s degree can typically be finished in under 2 years. Again, that timeline can be reduced once credits are transferred in.
Every student at Southern New Hampshire University receives a free transcript evaluation. We have one of the most generous transfer acceptance programs in the country. Up to 90 credits may transfer to an undergraduate degree, up to 45 for an associate degree and up to 12 for a master's degree.
Our professional admission counselors and academic advisors will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you receive every transfer credit possible. We know that balancing school with your busy schedule can be challenging. Many of our students work full-time jobs and have families and other commitments. We also have a lot of students who are active-duty military. We work with each and every student to ensure that everyone achieves their educational goals at a pace that works for them.
Online courses mean 24/7 access to the learning materials, and the ability to submit assignments when it's convenient for you. You'll also have access to faculty who are professionals in the field and can offer guidance on career choices and goals.
Because information technology programs cover such a wide variety of skills and career areas, the job potential for a job in IT is great.
Some possible career paths are:
It’s no secret that jobs in the technology sector tend to pay very well. Of course, we recommend seeking the career path that is right for you. It’s important to love what you do.
Some of the information technology jobs that tend to pay the most are:
The list of possible jobs for people with technology degrees is long. There are many options to work in the information technology field, provide support for others and apply creative thinking in a meaningful, functional way.
The best technology programs are the ones that align with your career goals and interests.
If you have an aptitude for graphic design, you may be interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in game art and development or graphic design and media arts.
If healthcare is your area of interest, the best IT field for your future might be a bachelor’s or master’s degree in health information management.
Some specific fields that are predicted to continue to do well in coming years are:
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the internet, at:
Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.